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Museum Castle Falkenstein

Falkenstein

Burg Falkenstein Fenster Eike von Repgow Königszimmer

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Founded in the 12th century, the Falkenstein is one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles of the Harz Mountains. Up until the dynasty died out, the counts of Falkenstein were among the most important families of the region. According to legend, Eike von Repgow composed the Sachsenspiegel in the castle. In 1437, the complex was taken over by the House of Asseburg. It remained in the family's hands until 1945.

The castle was already accessible to visitors during the Romantic Era. The castle museum, which opened in 1946, has been run by the Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt [Art Foundation Saxony-Anhalt] since 1998.

Over the last years the rooms have been extensively renovated, and some now reflect their original appearance. Particularly impressive are the Knight's Hall, the castle chapel with stained-glass window from the High Middle Ages, the neo-Gothic "King's Room", and the late-Gothic "old kitchen". Informative exhibitions deal with the history of the castle and the Sachsenspiegel. From March to October, the falconry presents shows of birds of prey in flight. In addition, the house also hosts numerous events and projects.

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